SWCA Environmental Consultants Case Study

Growing environmental consulting firm empowers Project Managers, reduces DSO and increases efficiency by 50% using Deltek Vision.

 

Starting as a small office, SWCA recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary with growth to over 750 employees across more than 20 offices. But even though the firm experienced an average of 12% growth a year—despite the current economic downturn—SWCA still experienced some internal challenges when it came to project management and financial management.
Because the company had to rely on multiple, stand-alone systems, information was not getting into the hands of the people who needed it. “As the business was growing, we found that our data was being delivered to the finance and accounting teams, but not to the project managers,” said Michael Truax, Director of IT for SWCA. “PMs had a hard time wrapping their minds around the data, because it was in two separate systems with two completely different databases.

Also, most of our tools were homegrown, so besides not having a consistent feel, it would take weeks of back and
forth to report on how projects were doing.”

SWCA knew what it needed to remove its project management obstacles: a solution that connected the entire organization around its projects that was delivered on a single, secure system and provided accurate, reliable data in real-time as well as unlimited visibility for project managers into the health and status of its projects.

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Case Study: Element Consulting Engineers

Efficient resource management provides brighter outlook on probability of income and billing.

 

Element Consulting Engineers is a Multi-Disciplinary Consulting Engineering company that has been operating for 27 years with over 140 employees across South Africa.

The Company faced challenges such as separate and manual systems for time entry and billing and no visibility into project and management information.

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Decentralized Business Control: Grant Thornton Case Study

Grant Thornton Sweden developed and decentralized their business control with Deltek’s enterprise solution Maconomy.

Due to rapid growth in recent years combined with an internal change and development process, Grant Thornton Sweden decided to look at how their existing business solution could support their processes and provide a better basis for decision-making at all levels in the company.

Together with existing ERP vendor, Deltek, Grant Thornton Sweden decided to customize their business system to an advanced finance management model and at the same time decentralize the use of the system. This way, Partners and Managers across the organization could get a better overview of and insight into business critical information.

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Groth Engineering – Client Success Story

 

Challenge: Looking for off-site hosting options. Limited in-house IT resources and couldn’t always get updates applied when needed.

Solution: Deltek Vision in the Cloud to free up IT resources and ensure the proper level of security.

“Vision in the Cloud is like an insurance policy for us. It gives us great peace of mind.” – Gail Macejkovic, Groth Design Group

Industry: Engineering

Size: 30

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RS&H Architecture – Client Success Story

Challenge: RS&H had been using BST for more than 30 years and as time passed, the system’s inadequacies became more apparent. Updates required costly customizations and time-consuming implementations. Also wanted a CRM system that was integrated.

Solution: RS&H was immediately impressed with how easy and flexible Vision was. Vision was exactly what they needed and provided an integrated CRM module to streamline financial processes and automate client management.

One integrated solution without the need for costly customizations or complex coding.

“Deltek is the leader in the industry. With Deltek, all the reports we needed came out of the box and did not require any customizations.” – Ken Jacobson, EVP, CFO and General Counsel of RS&H

Industry: Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Construction Services

Size: 850+ employees in 37 offices throughout US and China

 

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Deltek Announces Silversoft Client Anjarwalla & Khanna as the Project Excellence Partner Award winner at Deltek Insight 2016

Washington, D.C. – November 14, 2016 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced the winners of its annual Project Excellence Awards program at Deltek Insight’s 2016 user conference in National Harbor, MD. These awards recognize and celebrate outstanding Deltek customer and partner achievements in improving business processes and performance, driving innovation, increasing profitability and winning new business with Deltek solutions.

The winners were selected from an extensive pool of nominations that applied for the awards in 2016:

 

  • The winner of the Project Excellence Partner Award is African legal services company Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) with Deltek Premier Partner for Africa, Silversoft. A&K is an award-winning Kenya-based corporate law firm – and the largest – in Eastern Africa. With over 90 lawyers and 250 staff, A&K is considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. Silversoft worked with A&K to implement Deltek’s leading Legal Practice Management solution to transform its business and provide a technology platform for growth. Through the implementation of Deltek, A&K is improving firm-wide performance visibility, running more efficient processes and continuing to grow as a leading practice in Africa. Taken together, A&K has projected a revenue increase of 40% by year end when compared to last year, reduced its IT footprint by 25% and ensured that 100% of its firm is using Deltek for time collection.

 

  • The winner of the Business Impact Award is Orbital ATK, Missile Defense and Controls – thanks to the successful implementation of Deltek solutions. As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier.

 

  • The winner of the Innovation Award is CH2M – a global engineering and program management company that provides consulting, design, construction and operations services. CH2M is successfully leveraging Deltek’s PPM solutions to support its work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project (Tideway). CH2M uses Deltek to develop realistic project schedules, hold contractors accountable as the project progresses, and assess ongoing program schedule health. Once completed, the Tideway project will be one of Europe’s longest and deepest continuous tunnels, travelling 25km through central London to intercept untreated sewage discharges that spill into the tidal Thames and pollute the city’s iconic river. Tideway will create a cleaner, healthier River Thames and improve the quality of life for all Londoners.

 

  • The winner of the Implementation Award is Ruffalo Noel Levitz – a technology-enabled services, software, and consulting firm for higher education enrollment management and fundraising – located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Ruffalo Noel Levitz has standardized its 750-person firm on Deltek after the acquisition of RuffaloCODY and Noel Levitz in 2014. This implementation included moving off of Salesforce and rolling out Deltek’s project-based CRM capabilities. Deltek is now powering the company’s entire project lifecycle from prospect through delivery and is allowing RNL to create more accurate revenue projections, conduct utilization analysis, and more efficiently control costs.

 

  • The winner of the Intelligence Award is Boulay – 170 person CPA firm located in Eden Praire, Minnesota. Boulay is leveraging Deltek’s real-time dashboards to use actionable KPIs that would align the firm from the bottom up. Boulay uses Deltek to increase resource utilization by 5%, reduce DSOs by 7 days, and increase profitability by 5%.

 

“One of my favorite moments at Insight each year is standing in front of thousands of Insight attendees and recognizing several world-class customers and partners with the Project Excellence Awards,” said Mike Corkery, President and CEO of Deltek. “The awards celebrate the amazing achievements our customers have accomplished using Deltek solutions. This year we had an incredible pool of nominations including innovative and successful companies from a variety of industries around the globe. On behalf of everyone at Deltek, I take great pride in congratulating each winning company on their commitment to excellence and thank them for their continued partnership with us.”

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 22,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.® www.deltek.com.

 

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Client Success Story – Norwegian Opera & Ballet

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet optimizes its people & locations with People Planner.

 

The key challenge of The Norwegian Opera & Ballet is to make sure the right people are on the right locations at the right time – every time. Deltek helps the Opera address this demanding challenge.

It takes a strong planning tool to orchestrate complex performances. “The overall idea scope of the People Planner solution is great – it’s a tool of genius” says Knut Brotnow, IT Manager at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet.

 

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Client Success Story – Local Studio Architects

Growing Architecture Firm maximizes Productivity and Profits with Deltek Vision.

 

Local Studio Founder & Director Thomas Chapman was struggling to manage staff time and cash flow resources and was reliant on Excel spreadsheets for time capturingreports,  project planning and financial forecasts. As the firm grew, it became increasingly difficult to make informed financial decisions on projects.

Champan’s research into industry-specific Project Management offerings, including Time and Expense software, led him to Deltek, which he chose because of its track record in delivering powerful cloud-based, tailored solutions for Architecture firms.

Local presence and support was also key to Chapman, which led to the appointment of Silversoft South Africa, a Deltek Premier Partner as his chosen technology partner.

 

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ELE Engineering Case Study – People Planner

ELE Grows amidst a tough economic climate with Deltek People Planner

ELE Engineering, a Technology Consulting Company that provides advanced services to technology-intensive engineering organizations, is one example of Swedish innovation.

Christian Fisher, IT Manager for ELE Engineering, explained: “Our mission is to enhance customers’ competitiveness by providing the engineering skills they lack, in addition to delivering superior solutions in our key business areas”. “Above a certain break-even utilization percentage, we become profitable. Deltek’s resource management solution People Planner has helped us improve our utilization rate by 3%, helping us focus on increasing and maintaining profitability.”

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